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McQueen's ashes scattered in Scotland

June 21, 2010 at 9:20 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Alexander McQueen's family says the ashes of the late British fashion designer have been scattered on the Isle of Skye off Scotland's west coast.

McQueen hanged himself in his London flat last February on the eve of his mother's funeral. He was 40.

A statement from the late celebrity's family said McQueen's remains were laid to rest May 29, the New York Post reported Monday.

"Lee cherished the times that he was able to spend on the Isle of Skye -- he enjoyed the beauty, peace and tranquility," his family said. "It was Lee's final request that his ashes should be buried at Kilmuir."

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